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Meet Moon

Moon's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Moon

Moon (she/her) is a 36-year-old Autistic agender trans woman with multiple disabilities. She was out of work for six months and has had trouble with receiving accommodations at her previous workplaces for her disabilities. She is currently on Medicaid, which does not cover laser hair removal because it considers hair removal cosmetic. To support herself, Moon drives for a ride-sharing app.

"Hair removal will therefore help keep me safe," Moon shares, "and not only that, but shaving daily is hard on my skin and often painful. I can't wait for my skin, mental health, and overall confidence to improve." Moon makes ambient music in her spare time.

Moon's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 7, 2023

    Moon was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    July 26, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    September 25, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    November 8, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!
  • Renewal Award Granted

    February 1, 2024

    Moon was offered a renewal award
  • Care Received

    February 9, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    March 25, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    May 9, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    June 20, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Moon's permanent hair removal!

Grant details

$1,250 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

On average, it costs $2,300+ for Moon's care.

What is it?

Point of Pride provides grants to trans femme people seeking hair removal on their face, neck, or an area of the body in preparation for bottom surgery.

What is life like for a person who needs this care?

For trans femme folks, particularly trans femmes of color, access to facial hair removal often equates to safety against anti-trans violence or discrimination. It's common for applicants to note issues with employment and public safety, particularly if their facial hair is dark or thick. Electrolysis and laser hair removal services are often deemed cosmetic and therefore not covered by health insurance plans.

What is the impact of this care on the recipient’s life?

Access to hair removal often leads to a more positive emotional well-being, increased confidence, increased safety when in public, and better opportunities at employment and more.